Alexandra De Kegel

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The purpose of this study was to establish test-retest reliability of centre of pressure (COP) measurements obtained by an AccuGait portable forceplate (ACG), mean COG sway velocity measured by a Basic Balance Master (BBM) and clinical balance tests in children with and without balance difficulties. 49 typically developing children and 23 hearing impaired(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate fall risk in stroke patients based on single- and dual-task gait analyses, and to investigate the difference between 2 cognitive tasks in the dual-task paradigm. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Rehabilitation hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Subacute stroke patients (N=32), able to walk without physical/manual help with or(More)
OBJECTIVE As deaf children are now implanted at a very early age, the influence of a cochlear implant (CI) on the early motor development of children with a hearing loss becomes relevant. DESIGN Forty-eight children with a hearing loss were included in this controlled prospective follow-up study and were subdivided into a CI group (n = 23) receiving a CI(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical balance performance of normal-hearing (NH) children was compared with the balance performance of hearing-impaired (HI) children with and without vestibular dysfunction to identify an association between vestibular function and motor performance. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS(More)
OBJECTIVES Vertigo and imbalance are often underestimated in the pediatric population, due to limited communication abilities, atypical symptoms, and relatively quick adaptation and compensation in children. Moreover, examination and interpretation of vestibular tests are very challenging, because of difficulties with cooperation and maintenance of(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To identify the predictive ability of vestibular function test results on motor performance among hearing-impaired children. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS Fifty-one typically developing children and 48 children with a unilateral (n = 9) or bilateral hearing impairment (n = 39) of more than 40 dB HL between 3 and 12(More)
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